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Worried about coughing

Just looking for some reassurance. I had my embryo transfer yesterday and ever since have been coughing like mad. I had a slight cough already but it seems to have developed into a really irritating, persistent one and although from what I’ve read it shouldn’t affect anything, I’m just really worried about it interfering with implantation 😕 To top it all off the hubby has come down with a fever so I’m terrified I’m going to catch that and my core temperature will rise beyond the level that’s safe for embryos - so much to worry about! Guess I’ll just have to cross that bridge if it comes to it!

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I’m certain it won’t make a difference to implantation but it will be unpleasant if you get more sick as you won’t be able to take anything except paracetamol. I hope you start to feel better very soon and I suggest sending hubbie to sleep in the spare room to keep his germs to himself!

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Thanks 😊 we’ve been trying to be cautious to avoid it spreading so hopefully I won’t catch it. Will try to relax and just get through it as that’s true about paracetamol being my only option, eek! X

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I had food poisoning and a really bad cold (fever and all) during implantation. I'm now 14+1. Don't worry about it too much but do get plenty of rest x

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Wow you poor thing, that’s a lot to go through - congratulations on your pregnancy though! That does make me feel better as I’d pretty much decided if I end up with a fever it’s game over. I’ll try my best to rest though. All the best for the rest of your pregnancy! X

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Thanks 😘 I know how you feel, I was certain my illnesses meant that month was out. But I think we had the perfect storm that month and it's possible that my illnesses actually helped. My sister had norovirus during the tww for her first pregnancy. To be fair, she didn't have infertility problems, but it goes to show that your body can do remarkable things even when you're feeling terrible. Stay positive. We all look for symptoms, and when you've been trying for so long you become so in tune to your body. But the truth is you never do know until you take that test or AF rears her ugly head. Good luck x

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Thanks! It is incredible what our bodies can do against the odds. You must have a strong little baby there inside you! I think this journey makes you lose faith in your body and it is difficult not to symptom spot when you want something so badly, but as you say you never truly know until the end of the 2WW. I tested early last time so going to try and stay strong this time round! Xx

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I'm the same. My cough is going into its third week now and I feel rotten. I had embryo transfer on Saturday and egg collection was last Monday.

At egg collection the anaesthetist said there was no infection but I'm frightened I'm going to cough the poor little thing out! X

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Oh no! You poor thing. There’s so much going around at the moment - I actually had a really bad cough a few weeks back that was only just easing and now this one has started so I’m so over it now. I think we should be ok re the embryos, though it’s hard to believe that when you’re in the middle of a violent coughing fit! Wishing you a speedy recovery and best of luck with the 2WW xx

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